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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Give Thanks

 Hello my friends. Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the U.S. I hope you are enjoying your day with family and/or friends. I'll be spending time with my youngest daughter and her family and most of my sister's family also. There are always lots of people as well as lots of food.

I thought I would share this card I made awhile back but haven't used for any of my design teams so far. I thought it was appropriate for the day.


  • Image - Sorry, I have no idea where this stamp came from.
  • Sentiment - Cut from designer paper
  • Card stock - Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Carta Bella - Hello Autumn
  • Copic Markers - E04, E08; E21, E22, E25; E30, E31; E50, E51, E53; G21; N5; Y15, Y19; YR02, YR04, YR09

That's it for today.

I am going to submit this card for the following challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner - Thanks/Thankful
The Paper Funday - The colors of Autumn
Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper - Must use pattern paper
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes option Give Thanks

Monday, November 21, 2022

Friendly Hello - Creative Card Chicks

 Hello, my friends. Happy Monday. I hope you are all doing well. I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving on Thursday. I hope you are able to be with family and friends to celebrate this time of gratitude and thankfulness. If you are breathing, then you have a lot to be thankful for. I know I do. I have been so blessed during this past year. 

Today I have a card to share with you for the Splitcoast Stampers Creative Card Chicks monthly challenge. This is always such fun. Each member chooses a month to be hostess and then the hostess sends out a card kit to all the rest. We then make at least one card from the kit using the elements and images sent to us. It's always fun to see what everyone makes from the same kit. They are always different so you can also get inspiration. Our hostess for this month was Kelly (scrappinCEO) and she not only sent us a kit, but she also sent us each the stamp set to use, so we can use it over and over to make many more cards. Thanks so much, Kelly.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Stampin Up Friendly Hello
  • Sentiment - same as image
  • cardstock - Stampin Up Blush Blossom; Xpress It Blending card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up
  • Accessories - Nestabilities Classic Oval dies
  • Copic Markers - E23, E25; E30, E31, E33; E93; G21, G24; Y5; YR00, YR01, YR02

 Kelly has let us know that she will not be joining us again in 2023. We are sorry to see her go, but understand when life takes you in a different direction. You can find her on Facebook at Kelly's Creative Dreams.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Partridge in a Pear Tree - Power Poppy

 Hi my friend, Just thought I'd pop on and share another card I did for the Power Poppy Blossom Challenge for this month. I'm getting it in just under the wire since the last day to enter is today. I made this a couple weeks ago, but then decided to submit the Mittens card. After thinking about it, I thought I'd submit this one too. The challenge this month was to use gold, silver, or shimmer. I used a gold Wink of Stella on the pears and a silver gel pen on the teapot. They are hard to see in the photo.


  • Image - Power Poppy, Partridge in a Pear Tree
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up So Saffron, Gold glitter stock
  • Designer Paper - Bo Bunny, Silver and Gold Collection
  • Accessories - Stampin Up - Gold Glitter twine; silver gel pin, Wink of Stella gold
  • Copic Markers - B000, B00; C1, C2; E23; G21; R14, R24; Y11, Y15; YR24 

That's it for today.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Power Poppy - The Blossom Challenge-Gold, Silver, or Shimmer
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes
We Love Stamping - Christmas

Fancy Fold - International Art & Soul

 Hello my friends. Happy Sunday. I hope you are doing well. It continues to be cold down here in H Town. We are supposed to get a little warming this week, but also some rain on Thanksgiving. BAH! 

I do have a card to share with you today. I made this one for the International Art & Soul design team. Our theme for this fortnight was to use a fancy fold - whatever one you want to use. Other than that, you can create whatever you like.

This was pretty simple to make. I found the directions for this card on Pinterest by Georgia Giguere. It doesn't seem that she is still active on her blog.

Materials Used:

  • Image and sentiment - See D's 
  • Card stock - Stampin Up Whisper White, Bordering Blue, and Barely Banana
  • Designer Paper - Carta Bella - Celebrate
  • Accessories - Darice Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers - B12, R11, Y15

That's it for today. I hope  you'll pop on over and play along with us. You could be the Winner or one of the Top 3.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Mittens - Power Poppy

 Hello, my friends. Happy Saturday. I hope you are all having a good day so far. It turned into winter down here in H Town overnight. Yes, dropped at least 30 degrees. I'm so not ready for this. I do not like the cold weather, but looks like it will be with us for a little while. At least we know that we can just wait a few days and it will warm up again.

I do have a card to share with you today. I made this one for the Power Poppy Blossom Challenge. Here is the challenge.

Does Gold, Silver and Shimmer make your heart sing? Wed love to have you join in the challenge this month showing us your best designs with gold, silver or shimmery elements.  Pull out your embossing, gold, silver or shimmery paper, foiling, embellishments and paper treatments.  Dazzle us!  

Just found out the other day that this card was picked as a winner of the Power Poppy challenge from November 2022. Thanks so much Marcella and the Blossom Brigade. 

Materials Used:

Image - Power Poppy - Mittens and Merriment
Sentiment  - Power Poppy - Wreaths
Card stock - Stampin Up, Bordering Blue and Silver Glitter; XPress It Blending Card
Designer Paper - Maja Designs, Christmas Season
Accessories  - Paper punch; Nestabilities Die; round punches
Copic Markers - B12, B32; R24, R37, R46, R59; YG63
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Power Poppy - Gold, Silver, or Shimmer 
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes

Sunday, November 6, 2022

A Beary Merry Christmas

 Good morning my friends. Happy Sunday. Wow! Four posts in a row. I'm on a roll. I really have so many cards that I've made over the last few months that I haven't posted yet. Many are Christmas related, but others not. I hope to get them all on my blog soon. Today's card is made for the International Art & Soul Challenge. It is just for fun, but I've really enjoyed being a part of this group which has evolved over the years. Our theme for this fortnight challenge is Christmas which was chosen by design team member Christine. With all the cards I've made lately, it was hard to pick one to put on the blog today. I finally chose this cute design.


The image is from Lili of the Valley. I believe they still sell digi stamps on an Etsy site, but not sure. Unfortunately, I did not write down the recipe for this card. The card base and mats are made with Stampin Up So Saffron and the ribbon is also from SU. Sequins are from my stash and I have not a clue what Copic markers I used. I will do better next year.

I hope you will pop on over to the website and check out what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration. While there, how about joining in the fun,, You could be the winner this time or one of the Top 3.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Sending Warm Winter Wishes

 Hello again, my friends. Happy Saturday. We did have some rain come through last night, but no severe weather here as predicted. Sun is shining although it is on the cool side. So sorry to hear that there were bad storms north of us. Praying for all those who were affected.

I have just one card to share today. Some are best shown alone rather than in a group. This one is strictly a CAS card - clean and simple. I did stamp it and then fussy cut it out and pasted it on the card base.

Materials used:
  • Image and Sentiment - Power Poppy, Winter Wonderland
  • Card stock - XPress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Whisper White
  • Ink - Memento, Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers - G24, G28; R20, R35, R46; Y15

 I am submitting this on for the following challenges:

CAS on Friday - Must be CAS, Winter
Colour Crazy Challenge -  Anything Goes with Color

Friday, November 4, 2022

More Christmas - Some Santas

 Hello again, my friends. Happy Friday. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. The day has been warm and sunny here with a few rain showers sprinkled in. We are supposed to get bad storms rolling through the area later tonight. I hope it's not too severe. I'll be in bed sleeping by that time.

I do have a couple cards to share today that are focused on Santa Claus! Don't you just love a jolly Old Saint Nicholas!  This first one is from Stampin Up - Holly Jolly Santa as well as the sentiment. I used SU Always Artichoke for the base and the mats under the image and sentiment. Also used the Nestabilities classic oval die to cut it out. Copics used for coloring on XPress It Blending Card were E21, E23, E25; E50, E51; G28; R17, R37; Y15, Y17.


Holiday Hello Santa was made using the Power Poppy Under Glass, Christmas Keepsakes stamp set. The sentiment is including in the set and was punched out using the SU Window punch. Lots of Stampin Up Real Red cardstock used along with My Mind's Eye Cozy Christmas designer paper. A bit of green twine wrapped around, an added bow. All images colored with Copic markers: B0000; E23, E25; E40; E50, E51; E53; G24; N5, N9; R32, R37, R49, R59; YG63.

North Pole was made using a Lili of the Valley stamp called North Pole - Features Santa's car. Sadly I did not record everything I used in this card except that I used Stampin Up Real Red for the mat and border edge. The card base is Whisper White. I also think that the sentiment is cut from the designer paper. Tossed on a few sequins just because. Copic markers used to color the image were: B000; E50, E51, E53; G07; R01, R24, R46; N3, N6; Y18.

I think that's it for today. I have a couple more Santa cards, but they'll go on another post. Thanks for visiting.

I'm entering one of these cards in the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge  - Always Anything Goes with coloring.
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes - Optional 3 or More Layers
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes 
Craft Rocket Challenge - Christmas/Winter
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers

Thursday, November 3, 2022

More Christmas - Snowmen Designs

 Hello again, my friends. Happy Thursday. It's been an off and on kind of day today. The weather is warmer, but we've had a few brief rain showers. That's okay; we can use the rain. Today I have a few cards to share that all have something in common - snowmen. Posting them this way in a bunch saves from having to do too many blog posts of single cards. 

With Love at Christmas is made using the Lili of the Valley stamp North Pole stamped on Xpress It Blending Card. The image is colored with Copic markers: B0000; G21, N6, R14, R29; Y17; YR04. The sentiment is from a Papercraft magazine. I used Stampin Up Real Red and Shimmery White cardstock for the image and snowflake. The d/p is something from SU retired. I also used a snowflake die.

This Snowmen Caroler's is a digi stamp from Crafter's Boutique. The only one I have of there's. I must have gotten it from a design team some years ago. That's all I know about this one. Need to keep better track of my cards.

Fox Friend is a Stampendous stamp. I have used it before in 2020 but it's so cute. Unfortunately, it seems that I neglected to write down ingredients for the rest of these cards. Not sure why not. I guess since I've used the stamp before, I hadn't planned on blogging them. Oh well. Here they are anyway.

Country Snowman is also from Stampendous. So cute, I had to use him three times! I just change the layout designs and sentiments I used.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Majestic Moments - Some Christmas Cards

 Hello my friends. Happy Wednesday. Some time ago I had some free time so decided I better work on Christmas cards. I got quite a few finished but never posted them, so I thought I'd start doing that. Some are in batches since they include some of the same ingredients. This first batch uses a paper crafting magazine free stamp set and designer papers.

Dashing Through the Snow uses the holly stamp colored with Copic markers G21, G24, and R46. The designer paper is American Crafts - Holly Jolly,

Good Tidings card made with the same Majestic Moments stamp set and dies. Unfortunately, I did not write down all the ingredients but probably used most of the same markers for colors. The trees were cut from the designer paper and I added sequins from my stash. The sentiment is from Power Poppy Cozy Cupfuls stamp set.

Holly Jolly uses the same stamp set, Majestic Moments, that was included in the magazine along with the designer papers. Cardstock is Stampin Up Confetti Tan (retired), Chocolate Chip, Read Red, and Whisper White. I created the shield using my computer. Copic markers are B41, E21, R06, Y15, and YR02 for the lights above his head.

Merry Christmas Wood Panel uses the same Majestic Moments stamp set on white cardstock. The designer paper is from My Mind's Eye - Fiddlesticks and Authentique Thankful collections. Copic markers used E23, G21, R46, Y13.

That's it for today. I still have lots more to share another day. 

I am entering one of these cards into the following challenges:

The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Goes Christmas
Unicorn Challenge - Christmas is Coming